There will undoubtedly be minutes of silence and black armbands to remember Hughes.
Only Darren Bravo will not play in the tour because of personal reasons.
The two sides will go head-to-head in four Test matches, five ODI’s and two T20 matches.
McCullum scored 535 runs in the two-match series, having also scored 224 in the first game in Auckland.
Ryan McLaren was recalled to the 15-man Proteas squad to face Australia in February.
Graeme Smith will nurse his ankle and rest for the upcoming Test series against Australia.